Contests & Giveaways

I’m an AWARD WINNING AUTHOR!!! (For Reals) ;-)

by on Sep.01, 2014, under Contests & Giveaways, Fantasy News, Publishing

THE SHADOW PRINCE won the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Book Award in the Short Story category. I don’t think it’s hit me yet. I think I’m in shock.

Readers Choice Winner

When I published this series, it was really for me. I love these characters and I wanted to give them a voice. It was never about making money or winning awards. I just wanted to share their story. I can’t even tell you how many people turned down this series. Agents and publishers had tons of reasons why they didn’t like it. A few even told me it was a great series, but no one was interested in teen paranormal. They said the genre was saturated.

And some just simply said it wasn’t good enough.

But don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. Looking back on it, I’m glad things happened the way they did. I got to work with a hand-picked cover artist, editor, copywriter, and formatter. I did it all on my own terms. I don’t regret any part of my journey and I have nothing negative to say about the people who turned it down.

The point I wanted to make was don’t get discouraged by the rejections. You have to keep going, keep writing, keep improving until it happens for you. It will happen as long as you never give up. To date, THE SHADOW PRINCE has been downloaded more than 30,000 times. I’ve hit all kinds of lists on Amazon and now I have a fancy gold thingy I’m going to embed into my cover. I’m also going to be running around for the next couple of weeks saying…

LMAO! If you know me, you know I’m not kidding. I am really this ridiculous in real life.

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Listen to a Sample from THE SHADOW PRINCE Audio featuring Zachary Webber!!!

by on Aug.30, 2014, under Contests & Giveaways, Fantasy News

I was going to wait to post this, but I just can’t. This is a sample from the upcoming THE SHADOW PRINCE Audio Book! Ugh…I just love it so much! I knew Zachary would do an awesome job, but actually hearing it was something else entirely. I was speechless which NEVER HAPPENS TO ME. He perfectly captured Rowan. I can’t wait to hear the rest of it.

 

The eBook is still available for FREE on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble!

The Shadow PrinceSixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he’s capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

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Here’s a little something for my readers!!! (From FRAGILE REIGN)

by on Aug.26, 2014, under Contests & Giveaways

Fragile ReignThanks to my friends and readers, I hit the goal on the Thunderclap campaign. Now all the tweets and posts will go live for the FRAGILE REIGN Cover Reveal on September 2nd!

Because I think you’re so awesome, I thought I would reward you with a little something from FRAGILE REIGN. This is from Rowan’s POV. It hasn’t made it to my editors desk yet, so no judging. ;-)

If you’d like to participate in the Thunderclap campaign, it’s still open! Signups are also open for the FRAGILE REIGN Contest and Cover Reveal. You DON’T have to be a blogger to participate.

Oh, and FRAGILE REIGN is available for PRE-ORDER NOW!!! (Subtle, right?) ;-p

Now, here is the excerpt I promised.

 FR Snipit

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MORTAL ENCHANTMENT is FREE on Kindle Unlimited!!!

by on Jul.20, 2014, under Contests & Giveaways

Kindle UnlimitedAmazon is offering a 30 Day Trial of their NEW KINDLE UNLIMITED for FREE!!! Signup now and give it a try. And while you’re there, download MORTAL ENCHANTMENT for FREE!!!

After you signup for KINDLE UNLIMITED, you can Download Mortal Enchantment HERE!!!

Mortal Enchantment“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In Kalin Matthew’s world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she’s built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she’s attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more…

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ONE DAY LEFT on the MORTAL ENCHANTMENT SALE

by on Jul.15, 2014, under Contests & Giveaways

Kindle CountdownThis is the last day for my Kindle Countdown Deal. ONE DAY LEFT to get MORTAL ENCHANTMENT for $0.99!!! This is likely a one-time only deal. I’d like to know if you would be willing to send out a Tweet today or post something on Facebook to your followers? If you have time, the links are below.

This is the direct Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Mortal-Enchantment-Stacey-ONeale-ebook/dp/B00K5UCVQQ/ref=la_B00IVS7FHE_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404942153&sr=1-1

If you haven’t read THE SHADOW PRINCE, it’s still FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!!!

This is the direct Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Prince-Prequel-Mortal-Enchantment-ebook/dp/B00IT1DQX0/ref=la_B00IVS7FHE_1_2_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405385295&sr=1-2

 

UPDATE: THE SHADOW PRINCE is a finalist in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Annual International Award Contest in the short story category.

 
Thanks again for all your support!!! I really appreciate it.
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Mortal Enchantment ON SALE – 7 Days ONLY!!!

by on Jul.10, 2014, under Contests & Giveaways

Kindle Countdown

Click HERE for $0.99 Kindle Deal!

The prequel novella, THE SHADOW PRINCE is still FREE!!!

The Shadow PrinceSixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: 

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. 

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he’s capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

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New $50 Gift Card CONTEST!!! Pick YOUR Favorite Quote!!!

by on Jun.29, 2014, under Contests & Giveaways

The Shadow PrinceMortal Enchantment

Have you read THE SHADOW PRINCE and/or MORTAL ENCHANTMENT?

Pick your favorite sentence from any character or scene and post it in the Goodreads quote section HERE!

Share the link to your quote on social media. Encourage your friends on Facebook and Twitter to “like” it.

The quote with the most “likes” by July 31st will win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card plus a signed copy of THE SHADOW PRINCE and MORTAL ENCHANTMENT.

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CONTEST & Book Blitz: MORTAL ENCHANTMENT by Stacey O’Neale – Available for $2.99!!!

by on May.20, 2014, under Contests & Giveaways, Fantasy News, Publishing

MEBookBlast“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In Kalin Matthew’s world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she’s built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she’s attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more…

Available Exclusively at Amazon eBook for $2.99 and Paperback for $8.99

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Signups OPEN for the MORTAL ENCHANTMENT Release Day Book Blast and CONTEST!

by on May.11, 2014, under Contests & Giveaways, Publishing, Writing/Publicity Articles

Signups are OPEN for the MORTAL ENCHANTMENT Book Release Blast and $100 Gift Card Contest! You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate. Anyone willing to post on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter is welcome to join.

A few days before the release day, I will email you everything you need for your post. If you don’t have a blog, you simply need to post a link to my Amazon page. Your post title can be, “Happy Release Day! On sale NOW for $2.99!”

You need to fill out a short form with your email information. Click: HERE

Mortal Enchantment for Amazon“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In Kalin Matthew’s world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she’s built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she’s attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past. 

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more…

Goodreads | Amazon

Before you read MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, check out the prequel, THE SHADOW PRINCE! It’s available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble FOR FREE!!!

The Shadow Prince“Filled with betrayal and intrigue, THE SHADOW PRINCE is a dark and twisty novella from an exciting new author!” Katee Robert, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: 

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. 

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he’s capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

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It’s Finally Here!!! Mortal Enchantment Cover Reveal & Contest!!!

by on Apr.15, 2014, under Contests & Giveaways, Fantasy News

Today, Stacey O’Neale and Phoenix Reign Publishing are revealing the cover for

MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, releasing on May 20, 2014!

Check out the awesome cover and enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!!!

On to the reveal!

 Mortal Enchantment

“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In Kalin Matthew’s world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she’s built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she’s attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more…

Add to your Goodreads TBR!!!

If you haven’t read THE SHADOW PRINCE, you can download if NOW for FREE from Amazon and Barnes & Noble!!!

The Shadow PrinceEvery sacrifice has consequences.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he’s capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

Available for FREE on Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Also available in PRINT from Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Photoshoot-21Stacey O’Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.

Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.

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